Canterbury

Christchurch Police shot at during vehicle stop

Christchurch Police are making enquiries after an incident in Anzac Drive where it appears shots were fired at a police car overnight.   "Just before 1am this morning, officers signalled a car to stop in Wainoni, due to the manner of driving."...... Read More

The bugging problem with pools

February is typically the hottest month of the year for us in New Zealand. These hotter temperatures make taking a dip in a nice cool swimming pool very appealing, and as the school year begins, school pools will become especially popular. Most people...... Read More

Total fire ban in Selwyn

Weeks without rain and little prospect of a meaningful downfall in the near future have forced Fire and Emergency New Zealand to announce a total fire ban in Selwyn. As of today, no open fires will be allowed, and all existing permits for fires are...... Read More

Care needed around stock

The serious injuries sustained by a Canterbury farmer this month when he was attacked by a bull have once again highlighted the need for care when handling stock. At the time of the earlier attack president of Federated Farmers North Canterbury Cameron...... Read More

Lismore fatal crash victim named

Police have released the name of the man who died after a crash on Maronan Road, Lismore, southwest of Ashburton on 15 February. He was 79-year-old Raymond Douglas Harraway of Hampstead. "Police extend their thoughts to his friends and family." The...... Read More

Two arrested following fleeing driver incidents

Two Canterbury men have been arrested in Riverton following a series of car thefts and petrol drive offs between Christchurch and Invercargill. The two offenders are alleged to have stolen a vehicle in Wigram Christchurch on 14 February. They have...... Read More

Bakers fined $115k for worker exploitation

A Canterbury bakery, its director and his wife have been ordered to pay over $115,000 plus interest, including $75,000 in wage arrears, for seriously exploiting and underpaying two migrant employees, including one who wasn’t paid at all. La Wheat...... Read More

Investigation involving Christchurch academic

Police have conducted an investigation into a burglary and other matters involving Christchurch based academic Professor Anne-Marie Brady. Professor Brady has reported a number of incidents which have occurred since late 2017 including a burglary at...... Read More

It’s boot camp for the netballers

Mid Canterbury Netball has been helping the district’s players work on their pre-season fitness, by putting on a series of boot camps. Mid Canterbury Netball’s netball development officer Natalie Shaw said the boot camps were a precursor...... Read More